This is definitely the last amount of outfit I have worn in an outfit post! Yesterday, we went to Chunky Dunk. Chunky Dunk is a a series of body positive group swims that happens each summer. Their mission is to provide a safe, shame-free place for all body types to put on a bathing suit and enjoy a swim. The group was started in Portland and they would like other cities to start their own too. I have gone for the last few years and have been looking forward to it all year. The event and organizers have made a huge difference in the way I feel about my body, allowing me to do something like pose in a bathing suit on one of the more busier streets in North Portland!
swimsuit : walmart
vintage headscarf : thrifted
jellies: fred meyers
glasses : coastal
Obviously, you can see I finally found a bathing suit to buy! The day before, we drove almost an hour to go to a Walmart that still had suits in my size. I had called or went to at least 10 stores and was ready to drive as far as it took! I ended up getting 3 suits in different colors because they were so affordable and fit me perfectly. They are also surprisingly well made and comfortable! Who knew?! I still think it was way more of a pain in the ass than is should have been. But I am so happy to have found these!
There were plenty of onlookers and people driving by as we took photos. I took it as flattery when people honked their horns! Plus, there was a bike race going on so big groups of bikers kept passing by and gawking. I hope nobody fell off their bike! The attention accounts for my laughing. Instead of being horrified or embarrassed, I soaked it up and didn't let it stop me. It was a very empowering experience!
The suit totally works as a top too.
cardigan : thrifted
shorts : thrifted
Chunky Dunk was a blast and I can't wait until the next one in a couple weeks! I met someone (Hi, Tara!) that reads my blog and found out about the event through me, which was really awesome. Awesome to chat with her, because she was super cool, and spread the word!
Will you be confident in a bathing suit this year? I hope so!